Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History Volume 7
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...based on a female taken at San Luis Springs, Sonora, so far as the description goes. It may be the same also as Lichtenstein's Cenus mexicanus, described from specimens sent alive to Berlin, in 1825, by Herr Graf, from " Mexico," without indication of the exact locality at which they were taken. The Cervus mexicanus of Gmelin, however, is a vague composite species, only in part referable to Deer from Mexico, and in all probability has no relation to the little Sonoran Deer described by Baird. The specimens here under consideration are from a point probably not more than fifty miles from the type locality of Baird's Cervus mexicanus. As this name is clearly untenable in the present connection, the name couesi, proposed by Rothrock, may be employed for its designation. Above grayish brown, rather paler than the winter coat of virginianus, the hairs being broadly banded with blackish brown subterminally, and tipped with whitish; darkest along the middle region of the back, paler and slightly yellowish on the sides; belly white; axillar region pale bufty; ears dusky, the 1 According to Mr. Oldficld Thomas. Doreelaphus Glower (1841) "equals and antedates" Cariacus Lesson (1842). Cf. Thomas, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist., (6) XV, p. 193, Feb., 185. hairs tipped with gray; a narrow blackish nose band, and a small spot of blackish on each side of the lower jaw near the end. Tail yellowish brown above (the hairs brownish dusky at base); below white; no black anywhere at the surface of the hairs. Distal half of legs yellowish brown in front, lighter behind. Antlers of the D. virginianus style, but much smaller, with much shorter tines. The basal point (in four full-grown bucks) varies from one to two inches in length, and the longest point...
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